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Oregon Industrial Symbiosis Study Tour to Denmark
June 9–15, 2024

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CSI's next Industrial Symbiosis Study Tour of Denmark is set for June 9 - 15 for public and private leaders from the Great State of Oregon!


Thanks to a grant from the Scan Design Foundation, the delegation will include a bipartisan group of 8 Oregon State Legislators. 

The Study Tour will center on Industrial Symbiosis (IS), a ground-breaking approach to infrastructure and economic development, pioneered in Denmark, where one sector’s wastes – energy, water, materials – become valuable resources for other businesses. 

The Oregon delegation will tour Danish projects, and consult with Danish industry leaders and project developers, to learn how Danes are applying IS principals and best practices to benefit the economic value, competitiveness, and sustainability of Danish industry. The Study Tour itinerary will emphasize projects and facilities from sectors with great relevance to Oregon industry, such as wood products, food, and beverage producers.  


Since 2017, CSI has visited Denmark with three dozen Washington state legislators – evenly distributed between Republicans and Democrats -- on study tours where they observed IS in action. These bipartisan legislators found significant common ground in seeing the potential to adapt Denmark’s IS model to benefit a wide range of Washington communities, while strengthening the state’s economy and environment. Legislative accomplishments in Washington may provide an inspiring model that Oregon legislators can build upon.  

The Industrial Symbiosis knowledge exchange between Oregon and Denmark will not end with the study tour in Denmark. To maximize enduring impact, it is also essential to share the knowledge among the broader Oregon community, to identify policy priorities with bipartisan support of top legislators, and to build ongoing relationships between innovators in Oregon and Denmark so that valuable knowledge flows both ways.   

Interested in joining this delegation

to Denmark?

Oregon Legislators will be joined on the Study Tour by 10-15 business, academic, and nonprofit leaders. Tuition for the study tour is $5,800 and covers the entire program including most meals, in-country transportation, and lodging, but does not include airfare to/from Denmark. Seat availability on the study tour is limited so contact Alexa Martin Del Campo right away to learn how to apply.


Thanks to a grant from Business Oregon, we're offering ten $5,000 scholarships to small business leaders from Oregon to join this study tour.

Deadline is April 11

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The Study Tour was made possible thanks to generous support and assistance from

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